India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China from May 14 to 16. His visit will begin from Xian in Shaanxi province of north-western China. Modi will start the 3-nation tour with Mongolia on 12 May. He will be in China from May 14 to 16. The Xian city in Shaanxi province in north-western China and is the hometown of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. The president wants to host Modi, as a gesture of reciprocating the hospitality he received Modi’s home city Ahmedabad. In Beijing, the Indian PM will hold bilateral talks on issues of mutual interests including trade deficit. On the last day, he will be in Shanghai and address the Chinese youth in a public event. From China, the Prime Minister will travel to South Korea, where he will meet the country’s senior leaders on May 17. In South Korea, the PM will meet President Park Geun-hye. This will be Modi’s first trip to China as Prime Minister, although he has visited that country several times as the Gujarat chief minister. Diaspora Reception The Indian community in China will offer a grand reception to the visiting PM. Shanghai has been chosen for the event since it is the biggest city in China with a population of 24 million and is the main financial hub. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to which Modi belongs, is expecting a turn out of more than 10,000 Indian Diaspora at the event. The BJP is coordinating with the Indian community in China to organise a “grand reception” for Modi in Shanghai on May 16. In China, there is an estimated presence of 45,000 Indians. This includes students. businessmen and professionals working in MNCs companies at cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangdong and others.